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Before anyone mentions a "monster storm"

Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
edited October 2014 in Commuting chat
http://www.ukweatherforecast.co.uk/media-weather-truth/

We're going to get a bit wet next week, it's not the apocalypse. :roll:
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  • Shite! There's going to be a apocalyptic monster-storm next week!!! Run for your lives!!
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    Read the headline, then read the comments attributed to weather organisations underneath!
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/52 ... n-and-wind

    Hard to know how Britain was braced (present tense) for a monster storm (sic) if this was the first anyone was even aware of it!
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,280
    Shite! There's going to be a apocalyptic monster-storm next week!!! Run for your lives!!
    That will be around 50 yards before I give in. I would get much further on my bike.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,280
    The Rookie wrote:
    Read the headline, then read the comments attributed to weather organisations underneath!
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/52 ... n-and-wind

    "The southern half of the UK will have a mild day with sunny intervals and scattered showers.

    "The showers are expected to be heaviest and most frequent in south Wales and south-west England during the afternoon when they may turn thundery."

    Oh, the horror. The horror.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    "However, even if this were to happen, probably on Monday night into Tuesday, it is just likely to bring heavy rain and fairly strong winds for a time, but it is extremely unlikely to bring very severe conditions across the UK.

    Now that is really scary.......
  • Wow, I've never seen the like.

    http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/cgi-bin/ ... O=&PERIOD=

    Weather forecasting is tough. Getting it right everywhere nigh on impossible so you're a hostage to fortune.

    What irritates me is that the Met Office do a really good job and are lambasted frequently. Yet the Express make censored up and are still in business.

    Last week their forecast was for increasingly colder conditions to penetrate the Scottish hills. Wow, insightful.

    And, last year, their 100 days of snow equated to, well, none.

    I detest the Express. Though not quite as much as the Mail.
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  • verminvermin Posts: 1,739
    Michael Fish
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    vermin wrote:
    Michael Fish

    Is that the punchline to the joke "How many surrealists does it take to forecast the weather?"
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,932
    yesterday was up there with one of the wettest days i've seen since living in Windshire, today however its back to the garden of eden.

    meh!
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,280
    vermin wrote:
    Michael Fish

    Is that the punchline to the joke "How many surrealists does it take to forecast the weather?"
    You sir, are too young to get the joke.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    PBlakeney wrote:
    vermin wrote:
    Michael Fish

    Is that the punchline to the joke "How many surrealists does it take to forecast the weather?"
    You sir, are too young to get the joke.

    No, Sir - I am not. :P I walked out of the house to go to Uni and watched debris go bouncing down the road...

    It does seem that you have not heard of the joke "why did the surrealist cross the road?"
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    You old fart...I remember setting off to Uni too thinking WTF....my memory of the preceeding 12 hours being a little 'hazy' due to celebrating 'something' with a little alcohol....

    My parents house in Kent was exposed to the full winds, circa 135mph yet only lost 5 tiles!
  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,993
    PBlakeney wrote:
    vermin wrote:
    Michael Fish

    Is that the punchline to the joke "How many surrealists does it take to forecast the weather?"
    You sir, are too young to get the joke.

    No, Sir - I am not. :P I walked out of the house to go to Uni and watched debris go bouncing down the road...

    It does seem that you have not heard of the joke "why did the surrealist cross the road?"

    Michael Fish or Potatoes. :wink:
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  • They appear to have ditched Vantage weather now and plumped for Exacta weather instead. Plus some quotes from the METO on occasion.
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  • Hmm, Vantage have "CLOSED DOWN." I wonder if Exacta are what Vantage were? Rubbish website as well.
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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    This was an intersting read:

    http://www.ukweatherforecast.co.uk/uk-w ... edictions/

    *long* term forecasts do show a colder than average Winter, with prevalent air from the East. Yay for tailwinds home :)

    Might need the ice tyres a few times this Winter then.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,280
    PBlakeney wrote:
    vermin wrote:
    Michael Fish

    Is that the punchline to the joke "How many surrealists does it take to forecast the weather?"
    You sir, are too young to get the joke.

    No, Sir - I am not. :P I walked out of the house to go to Uni and watched debris go bouncing down the road...

    It does seem that you have not heard of the joke "why did the surrealist cross the road?"
    I have. And the answer was fish, not Michael Fish. I did get your reference but gave you the benefit of doubt as to your age. I will no longer refer to you as young. I will think of something else.
    The Rookie wrote:
    You old fart..

    There is no need for insults you middle aged drunk. (By admission).
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    The Rookie wrote:
    You old fart...I remember setting off to Uni too thinking WTF....my memory of the preceeding 12 hours being a little 'hazy' due to celebrating 'something' with a little alcohol....

    My parents house in Kent was exposed to the full winds, circa 135mph yet only lost 5 tiles!

    Pah - I was a working man by then. I remember driving across the Isle of Sheppey seeing all the smashed caravans (and thinking that there is a God after all... :wink: )
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    PBlakeney wrote:
    The Rookie wrote:
    You old fart..

    There is no need for insults you middle aged drunk. (By admission).
    How dare you call me middle aged........

    Not sure I've ever claimed or admitted to being a drunk?
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,932
    now that looks interesting, you'll notice that London isnt shown that's because we'll be basking in glorious sunshine whilst sipping cocktails outside a trendy city bar.

    B0ZajFBIEAERBcl.png:large

    Grim up north :wink:
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  • It's literally the worst storm in weeks.

    Though the Express editors will be hoping (not that it matters for writing headlines) that Britain is truly smashed.
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    .........and thinking that there is a God after all... :wink: )

    Really? And yet there was still an Isle of Sheppey to drive across........
    Faster than a tent.......
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    itboffin wrote:
    now that looks interesting, you'll notice that London isnt shown that's because we'll be basking in glorious sunshine whilst sipping cocktails outside a trendy city bar.

    B0ZajFBIEAERBcl.png:large

    Grim up north :wink:

    But they've got Rhyl, Blackpool and Whitehaven on.....!

    Grim? Nothing we can't handle..... 50mph headwind? Piffle. I have those for breakfast.......
    Faster than a tent.......
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 15,280
    I await something of note whilst one of my cycling compatriots is suggesting a cafe run tomorrow morning.

    I shall decide when I wake up but I believe that the weather shall fall somewhere between the doomsayers and the eternal optimist.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    I can hear the wind whistling through the scaffolding next door but the trees ain't at 90 degrees so I think I'm riding.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,932
    its been an interesting night here in the west, i'm WFH again but not due to weather related events
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  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Pretty windy here, some big gusts. I have decided not to mtfu and am getting PT.
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    Yeah, I stepped outside and it was pretty gusty so I bottled it. Took the Brompton on PT.

    It's died down quite a bit now. :(
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  • smokey_baconsmokey_bacon Posts: 1,637
    Was not that bad out on the road. Abit gusty but nothing out of the ordinary.
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